• 2019 Subway Delay Thread

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by Type 7 3684
Blue Line experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes due to Boston Fire Department on scene. Services will end at Government Center.
  by Disney Guy
Do trains each have to have a train number assigned manually before beginning their route from a terminal in order to show up on the map in MBTA.COM or were there indeed no inbound Blue Line trains anywhere on the line between Orient Hts and Bowdoin at 4:38 PM today (March 15)? (Wonderland to Orient Hts. out of service.)
  by BandA
New England Casket Co. fire shut down the Blue Line yesterday afternoon, and required evacuation of the neighborhood. Apparently the smoke was especially toxic as they were talking about it on the air. Covered on all local & some national media https://boston.cbslocal.com/video/40479 ... st-boston/
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
From yesterdays fire, https://twitter.com/Karynregal/status/1 ... 2040118280" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There was flooding along the blue line tracks. https://twitter.com/Karynregal/status/1 ... 8062206976" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"MBTA is deploying network of equip to pump out water in track bed & vehicle yard in area of Orient Heights. Once complete T will assess damage to signal/power/track & make repairs." - Jacquelyn Goddard 3/16/19 twitter
https://twitter.com/JacqueGoddard/statu ... 1687118849" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by jwhite07
Wasn't the casket factory building originally the BRB&L car shops?
  by CRail
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
Here is an interesting one I received through email ...
“Blue Line trains may stand at stations while a wire car inspects the overhead catenary system between Airport and Wonderland. This is done periodically during extreme temperatures.

Last Updated: Jul 19 2019 03:43 PM”
  by RenegadeMonster
Today the MBTA Announced that regular service will not resume until October now on the Red Line
  by BandA
Hope they aren't installing obsolete equipment that will have to be replaced next year
  by MBTA3247
One reason it's taking so long is that they have no choice BUT to install obsolete equipment, to maintain compatibility with all the other obsolete signaling equipment used on the Red Line. IIRC they're supposed to be completely replacing the signal system in a few years to enable closer headways with the new, larger fleet, but that's not happening this year.
  by RenegadeMonster
Shuttle buses replacing Green Line D branch service between Riverside and Newton Highlands due to a derailed train at Riverside. Expect delays as buses are dispatched.
Looks like there was a Derailment on the Green Line this morning.
  by Type 7 3684
3685 derailed at Riverside.
  by johnpbarlow
Riverside derailment of 8/7/19 was likely operator error per MBTA - apparently motorman had no signal authority to proceed over a switch that was in the process of being thrown. IMO, perhaps it's an obvious statement but these operator error events on the Green Line happen too frequently. Fortunately there was only one passenger on board at that early hour.

https://www.boston.com/news/commute/201 ... ust-7-2019
  by BandA
They're gonna throw the operator under the bus :wink: and if this is correct, justifiably. Meanwhile they still haven't 'splained even unofficially what caused the big red line derailment fiasco.
  by jonnhrr
BandA wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:43 pm Meanwhile they still haven't 'splained even unofficially what caused the big red line derailment fiasco.
Last I heard they were looking at the possibility of failure of the train's truck or wheel assembly. Most likely this would require metallurgical examination e.g. looking for evidence of metal fatigue etc.